Employee Benefits


Sick and Safe Leave:  All regular full-time employees accrue 8 hours Sick and Safe Leave for each full month of creditable service. 
Part-time employees shall accrue Sick and Safe Leave at a rate of one hour for every 20 hours worked; however, a part-time employee is not entitled to earn
more than 8 hours per month.

Maternity Leave:  
Maternity leave shall meet the provisions as listed in Title VII, Section 1604.10 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  

Vacation Leave:   Only Full-time classified employees, with permanent or probationary status, will accrue vacation leave in accordance with the following schedule:

Years of Service                       Rate of Accrual                       Maximum Carryover in a 2-Year Period    

      0-5                                      6.64/hrs. per month                           159.36/hrs.

      6-10                                  10.00/hrs. per month                          240.00/hrs.                 

    11-over                            13.36/hrs. per month                          320.64/hrs.                 

Vacation Leave shall not be carried over beyond the second calendar year maximum.

Part-time employees are not eligible for Vacation Leave.

Jury Leave and Subpoena:  
A full-time or part-time employee who has received a jury duty notification or a subpoena to be a witness in court must present such documentation to the appropriate department head immediately.

Bereavement Leave:  Up to three days bereavement leave, with pay, may be granted by the Director of Human Resources for reasons of death or serious illness in the immediate family.
  Immediate family is defined as spouse, partner, husband, wife, father, mother, step-parent, brother, sister, son, daughter, step-child, father-in-law or mother-in-law.  On an individual basis, additional days may be approved by the Town Administrator if extensive travel is involved.

One (1) day bereavement leave may be granted by the Human Resources Director for grandfather, grandmother, brother-in-law and sister-in-law.  Any family member who fulfilled the role of immediate family may be treated according to the provisions of immediate family, with a recommendation from the employee’s department head to the Director of Human Resources.

Part-time employees are not eligible for Bereavement Leave.

Personal Leave:  Current Employees – Both full-time and part-time employees are entitled to four (4) days (thirty-two (32) hours) of Personal Leave to be awarded on a calendar year basis.  All Sworn Officers are entitled to an additional two (2) days (sixteen (16) hours) totaling a maximum 6 days (forty-eight 48 hours) Personal Leave on a calendar year basis. Employees transferred from a non-sworn unit to a sworn unit during the calendar year are entitled to additional personal leave as follows:

Transferred January 1 – March 31                 2 days (16 hours)
Transferred April 1 – June 30                          1 day   (  8 hours)
Transferred July 1 – September 30                ½ day   ( 4 hours)
Transferred October 1 – December 31          0 days ( 0 hours)

New Hires – Employees hired between January 1 and May 31 will be awarded four days (thirty-two (32) hours) of Personal Leave for that calendar year.
                      Employees hired between June 1 and December 31 will be awarded personal leave as follows:

       Date Range
                                         Civilian Employees                         Sworn Officers

             June 1 – June 30                                       3 days (24 hours)            4 days (32 hours)
 July 1 – August 31                                     2 days (16 hours)            3 days (24 hours)

 September 1 – September 30                1 day   (  8 hours)                        2 days (16 hours)
         October 1 – December 31                       0 days (  0 hours)                        0 days (  0 hours)

All Personal Leave not utilized/taken within the calendar year will be transferred to the employee’s Sick and Safe Leave account on January 1st of the next calendar year.  Personal Leave will accrue each January and unused Personal Leave balances will transfer to Sick and Safe Leave each January.

Leave Donation:  Requesting Donated Leave:  A request for Donated Leave is initiated by written justification from the employee to include a statement on the unforeseen circumstances necessitating the Leave donation and a doctor's slip detailing the number of expected days of absence.   

Other Leave:  Leave with or without pay may be granted by the Town Administrator for valid and sufficient reasons.  A request for such leave must be made in writing by the employee to his supervisor except where such leave is of an immediate emergency nature.

Administrative Leave
Earned or awarded Administrative Leave may be used for any reason deemed appropriate and is subject to approval by supervisors and/or Department Heads. The maximum accrual amount for Administrative Leave is forty (40) hours at any given time. Exceptions can only be granted by the Town Administrator.  Administrative Leave balances may carry over from year to year. Administrative Leave is forfeited upon separation of employment for any reason.

Deferred Compensation:  
Deferred Compensation Plan – An employer deferred compensation (457 Plan) that is provided through the International City Managers Association (ICMA-RA).

The match program is available to all full-time employees who have completed one year of service (12 consecutive months of service) with the Town as follows:  The Town will make a contribution to the employee’s deferred compensation account depending on the bi-weekly payroll contribution of the employee.  If an employee contributes $45 or more a pay, the Town would contribute $30 per pay, and if an employee contributes less than $45 per pay, the Town would contribute half of the employee’s contribution per pay.

Medical Insurance:

Full-time employees are provided medical insurance and prescription drug coverage through CareFirst BlueChoice HMO Open Access               Integrated CDH Option 4, plus, a Health Savings Account (HSA) via CareFirst's BlueFund.

 The cost of monthly health premiums shall be as follows:

 Employees that elect to enroll in the CareFirst BlueChoice HMO Open Access Integrated CDH Option 4 HSA BlueFund Plan
 the Town will on their behalf  contribute 35% of their deductible into a health savings account.

 Part time employees may be placed on the Town’s health insurance plan by paying 100% of the premium.

Dental Insurance:  

Dental insurance is provided by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) BlueDental Plus coverage.

             Dental coverage shall be made available to all full time employees.  The cost of the premium shall be shared as follows:

                                   Town’s Share                           50%
                                   Employees’ Share                   50%
       Part-time employees may be placed under the Town’s dental plan by paying 100 % of the premium.

             Vision Insurance:  Vision Insurance is  offered by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and CareFirst BlueChoice through Davis Vision, Inc.

Vision coverage shall be made available to all full time employees.  The cost of the premium shall be shared as follows:
                  Town's Share                           50%
  Employees’ Share                    50%

Life Insurance:  Each full time employee under the age of 70 shall be provided with life insurance in an amount approximately equal to two times his/her annual                 salary (maximum $225,000), beginning on the first of the month following the date of active employment.  The town shall pay 100% of the premium.

Family & Medical Leave

Familand medical leave is to 12 weeks per year in accordance with the Family Medical Leave Act.

Funeral Leave

Funeral leave is up to three days for immediate family.



There are 12 holiday days off per year. New Year's Day, Martin Luther King's Birthday, Columbus Day, President's Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Military Leave

Military leave of up to three weeks per year with no loss in pay for Reserve or National Guard Training. Active Duty or national emergency up to a maximum of five years or in accordance with State and Federal regulations.

Personal Leave

Full-time and part-time employees are eligible. All employees hired between July 1 and November 30 are awarded 32 hours of personal leave for the fiscal year. Employees hired between December 1 and June 30 are awarded personal leave as follows:
  • December 1 – December 31, 24 hours
  • January 1 – February 28, 16 hours
  • March 1 – March 31, 8 hours
  • April 1 – June 30, 0 hours
Employees must be employed for 90 days before any personal leave may be used. Personal leave not taken within the fiscal year it is earned is applied to the employee's sick leave accrual, if the employee has not reached the maximum allowed accrual for sick leave.


The town has two defined benefit plans for full-time employees – Sworn Officers Plan (requires employee contribution of 11.62% of base salary) and Civilian Employees Plan (requires employee contribution of 5.9% of base salary). The town contributes 8.7% of the employee's base salary to both Plans.

Sick Leave

Full-time and part-time employees are eligible. Accrual begins the first day of the month after the employment date. The maximum accumulation of sick leave is 1,600 hours.
  • Eight hours per month for full-time employees
  • Sick leave is prorated for part-time employees according to the number of actual hours worked in a month.

Other Benefits

  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Vision Plan Advantica Eye Care
  • Short-term and Long-term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Health Expenses on a Pre-tax Basis
  • HSA (Health Savings Account)
  • Service, Safety and Attendance Award Program